The Queen Of Ur And The King Of Um...

Wire is an English band formed in 1976 and originally composed of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Bruce Gilbert and Robert Gotobed.

Group which released a first album "Pink flag" in 1977, album which unfortunately will go somewhat unnoticed.

New album "Chairs Missing" a year later in 1978 and a radically different fate as the album became the group's first ranked album. Album which also produced their first single classified with the title “Outdoor miner” which was released in 1979.

It was a big year in 1979 since the album "154" which was also released that year remains to this day the highest ranked album of the group across the Channel.

Big air hole of 8 years before their new album "The ideal copy" was released in 1987, an album with average success but success nonetheless.

This will not be the case with the album "A bell is a cup" in 1988, from which their new single success, namely "Kidney bingos", will be extracted.

Big year 1989 with the release of the album "It's beginning to and back again", album which will be the only success of their entire career across the Atlantic, flagship album from which will be extracted the two flagship singles "Eardrumm buzz" and "In vivo".

Two successes which will be their last single side because everything that will come out subsequently will only be a relative success.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Mannequin 1977

  • Dot dash 1978

  • Outdoor miner 1979

  • A question of degree 1979

  • Our swimmer 1981

  • Crazy about love 1983

  • Ahead 1987

  • Kidney bingos 1988

  • The Queen Of Ur And The King Of Um 1988

  • Eardrum buzz 1989

  • The offer 1989

  • In vivo 1989

  • Life in the manscape 1990

  • So and slow it grows 1991

  • The first letter 1997

Clips :

1977 ... the rocko-punk beginnings with the typical sound of the end of the 1970s on the English side. Nothing extraordinary but an obvious potential to be exploited ...

1978 ... in the same vein. There is still a little work to do before the group can integrate the big leagues. Because for the moment, the level is not really sufficient ...

1979 ... their first really structured title. With the key to a first success in the Charts. Like what not much was enough ...

1979 ... the rest will be slightly more confusing. It is obvious that the group is looking for himself and cannot find a style, nor a sound, which could really set them apart from the crowd ...

1981 ... the transition to the 80s will not change much in the evolution of their style. They still lack that little extra that makes all the difference between a lambda group and a high class group ...

1987 ... that's it, something's finally happening. The sound of the group has finally evolved and the result is evident. It was time !

1988 ... after 5 long years where not much will happen, the group returns in an obvious form in this year 1988. An obvious form which allows them to unmistakably sign one of their most successful titles. HU-GE !

1988 ... a year 1988 which will obviously remain as their best vintage in terms of inspiration. The group is at the height of its art and it can be heard !

1989 ... it is clear that it took them more than ten years to finally reveal themselves but it was worth the wait. Once again the proof !

1989 ... an end of the decade that saw them inspired as never before. Each title released is of certain quality and proves in a masterly way that this group really has talent !

1989 ... they are now unrolling in an impressive way and we can only be happy about them. We suspected that at some point the enormous potential of this group would prove to be true ...

1990 ... the transition to the 90s saw them go back somewhat. No worries about them for the moment but to watch as they say ...

1991 ... the group will never be able to find its level of the end of the 80s. Frankly shame because this group really had the potential to do great things ...

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